Gayle Smith Confirmed as USAID Administrator

Now that the US Senate has confirmed Gayle Smith as USAID's new administrator, Casey Dunning proposes four goals for her to focus on in the final months of the Obama administration.

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World AIDS Day

Mead Over offers highlights from UNAIDS’ new strategy to combat HIV/AIDS. Amanda Glassman says cash transfers can help reduce new HIV infections among girls and young women.

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The Facts about Refugees

Michael Clemens has an antidote for fear-based anti-refugee rhetoric — the facts. Here’s one: decades of research show no link between immigration and crime.

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The Paris Climate Agreement

Frances Seymour explains why the Paris climate agreement is good news for the climate, for development, and for forests.

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Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets on De-risking

Under Secretary of the US Treasury Nathan Sheets speaks about the need to address bank de-risking while keeping the financial system sound. Vijaya Ramachandran and Matt Juden sum up the event.

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Nancy Birdsall to Step Down as CGD President

Nancy Birdsall is to step down as CGD president in 2016, once a successor is in place. She will stay with the Center as a senior fellow.

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G-20 Expectations

As the G-20 Summit approaches, CGD experts weigh in with recommendations and expectations on climate change finance, energy access, and financial inclusion.

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Are Anti–Money Laundering Policies Hurting Poor Countries?

A new report explains how efforts to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism can undermine development. The working group recommends ways to reduce unintended consequences while making us safer.

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Results-Based Financing

Bill Savedoff reflects on two aspects of paying directly for results that are crucial to success: independent verification and autonomy for the recipients.

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No Magic Bullet for Inequality

We have the tools to reduce inequality, but it takes the hard work of building better institutions. Anit Mukherjee recaps an event with IMF deputy managing director Min Zhu and CGD’s Nora Lustig.

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